Complete Leatherwork: Easy Techniques and Over 20 Great Projects

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Pavilion Books, Aug 3, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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Boasting countless benefits and applications, hand-made leather ware is a durable and time-worn material that can be used for fashion and home projects. With Complete Leatherwork, any crafter can learn the art of creating contemporary designs with minimum fuss.

This exciting new book covers all aspects of leatherworking, from simple techniques covering all the basic materials, threads, dyes and adhesives, as well as designing and pattern making, paring or skiving, splitting or channelling, and some slightly more advanced techniques such as moulding and surface decoration. Each technique is carefully explained in detail with step-by-step instructions and accompanied by several projects to keep you constantly inspired.

From a cheerful hide belt and purse to an everlasting passport holder and folding top bag, this spirited primer offers a range of projects for beginner and advanced leatherworker. Once the crafter has become comfortable with basic techniques, she/he can graduate to more complex leatherworking techniques in the advanced chapter. This book includes everything you need to bring the highly sought after handcrafted leather to your wardrobe and your home. (20,000 words)

Collins & Brown is proud to expand on this ever-popular series with this new title that will surely win over young and trendy crafters. Other titles in this series include: Creative Embellishing (9781843404613), Complete Feltmaking (9781843403692), Complete Origami (9781843403975), Complete Ceramics (9781843404828) and Complete Jewellery (9781843404590).

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  • A comprehensive guide to all aspects of leatherworking
  • Includes dyeing, finishing and hand stitching
  • Step-by-step techniques & a range of exciting projects
  • Includes more advanced techniques to extend your skills

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About the author (2009)

Katherine Pogson is an up-and-coming designer with a client list featuring such names as Donna Karan and Trussardi. She specializes in distinctive leather treatments including sculpted vessels, accessories, and bespoke pieces for interiors.

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